Manuscript for "Japanese Diplomatic Secrets 1921-22" by Marie Stuart Klooz / Herbert O. Yardley

Dan Nguyen filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Due July 27, 2016
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From: Dan Nguyen

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

The manuscript for Marie Stuart Klooz's "Japanese Diplomatic Secrets, 1921-22", which was confiscated by the U.S. Attorney's office on Feb. 20, 1933, then declassified on March 2, 1979 and released to author James Bamford (The Puzzle Palace, 1982). Note that Klooz is the listed author, though the actual author is acknowledged to be Herbert O. Yardley.

Subsequent reports indicate that the manuscript was in the possession of the National Archives, "in Record Group 60, Department of Justice Straight Numerical File, No. 235334.

- http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0161-118291856920 [DAVID KAHN (1982) A NEW SOURCE FOR HISTORIANS: YARDLEY'S SEIZED MANUSCRIPT, Cryptologia, 6:2, 115-119, DOI: 10.1080/0161-118291856920]

A bibliographic reference "Japanese Diplomatic Secrets" can be found online: https://books.google.com/books/about/Japanese_Diplomatic_Secrets_1921_22.html?id=PcGgtwAACAAJ

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dan Nguyen

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Date: Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 5:34 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Manuscript for "Japanese
Diplomatic Secrets 1921-22" by Marie Stuart Klooz / Herbert O. Yardley
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June 28, 2016
National Archives and Records Administration
FOIA Officer
National Archives and Records Administration
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College Park, MD 20740

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:

The manuscript for Marie Stuart Klooz's "Japanese Diplomatic Secrets,
1921-22", which was confiscated by the U.S. Attorney's office on Feb. 20,
1933, then declassified on March 2, 1979 and released to author James
Bamford (The Puzzle Palace, 1982). Note that Klooz is the listed author,
though the actual author is acknowledged to be Herbert O. Yardley.

Subsequent reports indicate that the manuscript was in the possession of
the National Archives, "in Record Group 60, Department of Justice Straight
Numerical File, No. 235334.

- http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0161-118291856920 [DAVID KAHN (1982) A NEW
SOURCE FOR HISTORIANS: YARDLEY'S SEIZED MANUSCRIPT, Cryptologia, 6:2,
115-119, DOI: 10.1080/0161-118291856920]

A bibliographic reference "Japanese Diplomatic Secrets" can be found
online:
https://books.google.com/books/about/Japanese_Diplomatic_Secrets_1921_22.html?id=PcGgtwAACAAJ

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and
this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform
me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer
the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or
CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dan Nguyen

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From: Dan Nguyen

Hello,

This email is in regards to my request, "Manuscript for "Japanese Diplomatic Secrets 1921-22" by Marie Stuart Klooz / Herbert O. Yardley", which I sent on June 28, 2016, and in which you forwarded to the Office of Research Services, Special Access.

I received an automated reply from the ORS on July 29, promising a reply within 20 working days. I have not yet received a reply nor even a FOIA case number. When can I expect a response?

Thank you,
Dan Nguyen

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